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Introduction

  • Cataldo De BlasioEmail author
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Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Abstract

The ever-increasing global energy demand and the risks we face in terms of global warming and pollution suggest the need of alternative sources for energy and fuels. Liquid and gaseous fuels derived from biomass represent a promising alternative in this sense. Biofuels demonstrate positive qualities respect to other fuels types; they can be transported easily and show good calorific properties. Particularly, liquid fuels are very convenient for the human need since they store a reasonable amount of energy in very little volume, and they can be transported easily. Studies have been conducted by several organizations concerning biomass supply and its usage in energy conversion, and they are reported in this section.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Energy Technology, Faculty of Science and EngineeringÅbo Akademi UniversityVaasaFinland

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